Brain stem glioma
Patients with certain genetic disorders such as neurofibromatosis type 1 have an increased risk of developing a brain stem glioma. Clinical presentations may vary depending on patient's age and specific tumor location. Prognosis varies depending on the tumor type, grade, and location. Treatment should be overseen by a team of expert health care providers specializing in brain tumors in that age group. Standard therapeutic approaches consist of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and cerebrospinal fluid diversion. Surgery is often not possible due to the high-risk location of these tumors.
C71.7 – Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
444545003 – Glioma of brainstem
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